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Top 250 Websites – August 2011

Stellar Month for Facebook, Twitter; Daily Deals Leaders Continue Dip BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Sep 29, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released its ranking of the top 250 websites for August 2011. Among notable changes in August were major traffic increases to Facebook.com, Twitter.com, MTV.com and NFL.com and a second month of declines for Groupon.com and Livingsocial.com. Daily Deal Leaders Drop in UVs for Second Consecutive Month Perhaps in part due

August 2011 US Search Market Share Report

As search marketing and the major search engines continue to evolve, Compete is continually refining its query measurement methodology to ensure we are in alignment with the marketplace. The objective of our search share report remains the same – to accurately represent true consumer engagement with search. To that end we have taken the following key measures to enhance our search share reporting: Improve our search query collection methodology to

Digital CMO Series: Tony Marlow, Yahoo! and Brian Cooper, TNS

75% of Americans multitask – meaning they use the internet at the same time as watching television. This is a good indication that consumers are paying less and less attention to advertising.  So how do you make sure that your ads break through the noise and reach your targets? At the 2011 Digital CMO Summit, Tony Marlow, Director, Strategic Insights, Yahoo! and Brian Cooper, VP, Technology Sector, TNS discussed the

Fantasy Football: A Whole New Playing Field

With the NFL regular season right around the corner, I thought I would take a close look at Compete’s fantasy football ‘playbook’ and check out a few big players in the space. The closer I got down to the digital playing field, the more interesting facts started to rise to the surface. Here are few that you might not have known about. With baseball in full swing and football about

Top 3 Reasons Why the Digital CMO Summit is the Best Event in the Industry

Here at Compete we know it’s not nice to brag but when it comes to our annual event The Digital CMO Summit – it’s hard not to. Each year it gets bigger and better and has quickly become a “must attend” event of the industry.  Here are the top three reasons why… Reason #1:  The killer line-up of speakers that the event attracts each year. Arianna Huffington, President, Huffington Post

May 2011 Search Market Share Report

Search query volume across the 5 engines picked up slightly in May (up 2.5% from April), driving small shifts in search market share. Google’s share of the search market declined by 0.2ppts, although its query volume increased by 2.3%. While Microsoft’s share of the search market declined by 0.1ppt, the growth of Yahoo! by 0.5ppts resulted in an increase for Bing Powered engines M-O-M. Yahoo! experienced the largest growth in

Digital CMO Series – The Connection Project

The Compete Digital CMO Series is back! Over the next few months we will be sharing with you fresh insights, interviews and videos – from industry leaders who are navigating the new digital economy and successfully winning the hearts, minds and wallet share of today’s digitally connected consumers. At the Digital CMO Summit we spoke a lot about the importance of making connections. From building personal connections, to connecting data

Digital CMO Summit 2011- Day 1 Wrap-up

This time last week, we were JUST kicking off the 2011 DCMO Summit down in the Big Easy.  N’awlins. #Nola. New Orleans. You get the drift, right? Having had the last few Summits in locales like Miami and Newport, we opted for New Orleans as the host city this year, and what a host it was. In between talks from Arianna Huffington, Google, ESPN and Twitter, we had our fill

Compete March 2011 Category Data Show Consumers Were Fixated on Online Global News

News: World Category Grew 17.5 Percent During a Month of Somber News BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, has released data for March showing that websites in the News: World category grew significantly. The category attracted 115 million unique visitors (UVs) — growing 17.5 percent month-over-month (M-O-M) and 13.5 percent year-over-year (Y-O-Y). Online news coverage of stories like the Japan earthquake on March 11 and unrest in Libya made March

March 2011 Search Market Share Report

Search activity picked up in March, with a 9.2% MOM increase in total query volume across the engines and all 5 engines experiencing query volume growth. Bing continues to gain share of the market, capturing 17.5% of web queries in March.  Among the top 3 engines, it experienced the highest MOM query volume increase of 12.6%. Yahoo! also gained 0.3ppts in share this month, bringing the total share of Bing

February 2011 Search Market Share Report

With fewer days in February, search query volume across the 5 engines was down nearly 12% MOM. The trend for search market share continues with Google losing incremental share (-0.7ppt), while Bing continues to gain share (+1.0ppt). All engines except Bing experienced a decline in unique visitors in February, with Bing seeing a 7.6% increase in UVs MOM. Bing Powered engines (Yahoo! and Bing) continued to increase its share of